2012's most unusual excuses for missing work

October 12, 2012 6:55:42 PM PDT
Calling in sick to work when you're not really sick has moved beyond a fake sniffle or a weak cough or two.

Careerbuilder.com compiled a list of the most outrageous excuses for calling in sick as part of a larger survey about sick days.

2012's most unusual excuses for missing work:

  • "My sobriety tool wouldn't allow the car to start.""
  • "I forgot I had been hired for the job."
  • "My dog was having a nervous breakdown."
  • "My dead grandmother was being exhumed for a police investigation."
  • "My toe was stuck in a faucet."
  • "A bird bit me."
  • "I was upset after watching 'The Hunger Games.'"
  • "I got sick from reading too much."
  • "I was suffering from a broken heart."
  • "My hair turned orange from dying my hair at home."


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